November 2015
All-Island Obesity Newsletter
Obesity in the News

Agencies 'united' to halt childhood obesity – BBC News

Jamie Oliver: 'Bold' sugar tax to beat childhood obesity – BBC News

Majority of GPs back 'sugar tax': Two-thirds of doctors want levy on high-sugar foods and drinks in bid to curb obesity- Daily Mail

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants- The Guardian

Britons back sugar tax to fight obesity: Poll of Mail readers finds 54% support levy despite idea being rejected by Cameron – Daily Mail

Obesity risk depends on job focus- Medical News Today

Childhood obesity risk link to breastfeeding- Irish Examiner

15 facts about obesity- Irish Independent

NHS spending millions on larger equipment for obese patients- The Guardian

Collaboration, not taxation, is needed to tackle obesity- The Guardian

A third of children overweight when they leave primary school- The telegraph

Low-fat diets 'not the best way to lose weight'- NHS Choices

Spare tyre more dangerous than being generally overweight, study finds – the Guardian


Obesity was a key theme at this year’s IPH Open Conference 


The 4th Public Health Open Conference took place on Tuesday 13th October in Croke Park, Dublin.   There was a wide variety of obesity related presentations on the day, illustrating the complex nature of obesity.  Some examples are included below with links to slides and audio.
The cost of a healthy food basket on the island of Ireland
Dr Marian Faughnan, Safefood
View slides | Listen to audio
Green agenda: the benefits of nature contact for physical, mental and social wellbeing
Shirley Gleeson, DLR Nature for Health Group
View slides | Listen to audio
The Healthy Ireland Framework and health behaviour change to improve public health
Dr Frank Doyle & Dr Catherine Darker, Division of Health Psychology Psychology Society of Ireland
View slides | Listen to audio
Healthy Ireland – Healthy South Dublin County – Tallaght Healthy City Project
Caroline Peppard, Health Service Executive
View slides | Listen to audio
Barriers & facilitators associated with attending community-based interventions among families of overweight & obese children
Emily Kelleher, University College Cork
View slides 
The school food environment – are we making the healthy choice the easy choice?
Dr Colette Kelly, National University of Ireland, Galway
 View slides | Listen to audio
Sports participation in youth as a predictor of physical activity: A 5-year longitudinal study
Michelle Hardie Murphy, Dublin City University
View slides | Listen to audio
To access the full range of slides and audio from the event, click here 

Public Health England: Sugar reduction: from evidence into action

Public Health England: Factsheet- Adult weight

Public Health England: Factsheet- Child weight

Public Health England: Guidance for data sharing and analysis

Pan American Health Organisation: Applying Modelling to Improve Health and Economic Policy Decisions in the Americas:The Case of Noncommunicable Diseases



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